Fischer was born in Swea City, Iowa in 1925. He was a Navy Cadet during WWII, joined the Air Force in 1949. In 1950, he graduated
from Air Training Command. Serving in Korea, Fischer was pilot of an F-86. He shot down his first enemy aircraft in 1952 and
became an ace a year later. He would go on to becoming a double ace. Fischer became a prisoner of war in April 1953, and was
held captive until 1955. He remained in the service until 1978, and was honored for his work with the Air Force Advisory Group
in Viet Nam from 1971 1972. His honors include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.